1961-1963 – L’immanence mise en chantier Bernar Venet

Published by Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, 2002, 168 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23.5 × 31 cm, English / French

Price: €15

Produced on the occasion of an exhibition held at Hôtel des arts, Toulon, July 4-Sept. 14, 2003.

Bernar Venet is a French Conceptual artist known for his curved, mathematically precise metal sculptures, and for his material exploration of coal, asphalt, and tar.

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Video’s 1972-1981 Lili Dujourie

Published by Argos Editions, Brussels, 2002, 122 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 24 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €22

Produced on the occasion of the restoration of Lili Dujourie’s video works by Argos Editions, Brussels in 2002.

“Lili Dujourie made her videos in complete solitude, without a cameraman or a technical entourage. She saw on a monitor what the camera recorded of her from a fixed viewpoint. Her videos were never edited ‘extenuatingly’ afterwards; the video had to deliver the desired image or the work was destroyed. The vulnerability of the making of videos is comparable to the technique of the aquarelle – the touch should show great precision, otherwise the work fails. Mirrors, a mantelpiece, a window, slightly reflecting because of the entering light, a bed with white sheeting: familiar, yet as regards to content strongly layered encompassing ‘signs’ within which Lili Dujourie moved about in a suite of punctual movements, heightened with erotic suggestions and connotations. Time is being lived (in) in these videos – they reflect a conscious undergoing in the spectator of slow actions without finality” Luk Lambrecht

#2002 #argoseditions #lilidujourie
Les Cahiers – Mémoire D’expo Öyvind Fahlström

Published by Institut d’art contemporain — Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, 2002, 74 pages (b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, French

Price: €8 (Out of stock)

With texts by Jean-François Chevrier & Mike Kelley.

#2002 #mikekelley #öyvindfahlström
Fondorientierte Ausstattung (Fund-oriented Equipment) Cosima von Bonin

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2002, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 26 cm, English / German

Price: €22

Produced on the occasion of Cosima von Bomin’s exhibition Fondorientierte Ausstattung (Fund-oriented Equipment) at Neue Galerie, Graz, 27 October – 1 December, 2002.

“The fact that Poul Gernes once built a ship in order simply to burn it on the open sea, and that Bas Jan Ader set off alone in a small sailing boat in 1975 in order to cross the Atlantic in 60 days, a project that ended in his vanishing without trace, allows Cosima von Bonin’s “skerry cruiser”, stranded in all pomp and elegance here in Graz, to appear not only as a metaphor for unfettered proliferation and boundless world domination but, above all, as a symbol of failure, of misadventure, perhaps even of hubris.” Neue Galerie, Graz, press release. More information on the exhibition can be found here.

Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach.

#2002 #cosimavonbonin #hatjecantz #yvonnequirmbach
Guy Mees

Published by Ludion, Ghent, 2002, 257 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.8 × 28.7 cm, Dutch / French / English

Price: €48

Guy Mees’s (1935–2003) photographs, videos, and above all his fragile works on paper are characterised by a formal rigour combined with sensitivity and delicacy. The uniqueness of his oeuvre lies precisely in its avoidance of conventional aesthetics and discursive classifications. A leading figure of the Belgian avant-garde, Mees left behind an outstanding body of work that transgresses geometric abstraction, Minimalism, Conceptualism, and applied art.

#2002 #guymees

Published by Fonds BKVB, Rotterdam, 2002, plastic bag, 32.6 × 45.3 cm, English

Price: €10

Produced as a contribution to the exhibition Commitment, een keuze uit drie jaar Fonds BKVB, Las Palmas, Rotterdam, 2002. The text which is derived from a fortune cookie, has taken various forms and media in Bik Van der Pol’s work since 2000.

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